1981 US Open - Men's Singles
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1981 US Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1981 US Open
ChampionUnited States John McEnroe
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
← 1980 · US Open · 1982 →

Two-time defending champion John McEnroe defeated Björn Borg in the final, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1981 US Open. In retiring from the sport, the final turned out to be Borg's final Grand Slam tournament match of his career.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. John McEnroe is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States John McEnroe (Champion)
  2. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  3. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Fourth round)
  4. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  5. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Fourth round)
  6. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  7. United States Gene Mayer (Fourth round)
  8. United States Eliot Teltscher (Quarterfinalist)
  9. United States Roscoe Tanner (Quarterfinalist)
  10. United States Brian Teacher (Second round)
  11. Australia Peter McNamara (Third round)
  12. South Africa Johan Kriek (Third round)
  13. France Yannick Noah (Fourth round)
  14. Poland Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  15. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  16. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States John McEnroe 610 77 6 6
India Ramesh Krishnan 712 64 4 2
1 United States John McEnroe 5 6 6 4 6
15 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7 3 2 6 3
15 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 4 6
United States Bruce Manson 4 2 6 1
1 United States John McEnroe 4 6 6 6
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 2 4 3
8 United States Eliot Teltscher 3 1 2
4 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
4 United States Jimmy Connors 2 5 4
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 7 6
9 United States Roscoe Tanner 64 3 77 67
2 Sweden Björn Borg 77 6 64 79

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States McEnroe 6 6 6 6
Chile Nunez 7 1 3 2 1 United States McEnroe 6 6 6
France Bedel 1 4 4 United States Gullikson 3 1 3
United States Gullikson 6 6 6 1 United States McEnroe 6 6 6
United States DuPré 6 6 4 6 United States DuPré 3 2 3
United States Delaney 3 3 6 2 United States DuPré 6 6 6
United States Gullikson 6 6 3 6 1 United States Hooper 4 2 4
United States Hooper 7 2 6 3 6 1 United States McEnroe 7 6 6
Switzerland Dupasquier 3 2 1 South Africa Curren 5 0 1
Australia Edmondson 6 6 6 Australia Edmondson 4 3 6 6
United States Kohlberg 5 4 4 France Roger-Vasselin 6 6 1 4r
France Roger-Vasselin 7 6 6 Australia Edmondson 3 5 2
Bolivia Martinez 6 6 4 4 2 South Africa Curren 6 7 6
United States Lapidus 4 4 6 6 6 United States Lapidus 6 3 7 1 3
South Africa Curren 7 6 7 South Africa Curren 4 6 6 6 6
14 Poland Fibak 6 4 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Teacher 6 6 7
United States Scanlon 3 2 5 10 United States Teacher 6 6 2 4
United States Davis 6 7 3 6 United States Davis 2 7 6 6
United States Bourne 3 5 6 1 United States Davis 2 6 7 4
United States Sadri 7 7 5 4 6 India Krishnan 6 7 6 6
United States Smith 5 6 7 6 7 United States Smith 4 3 3
India Krishnan 6 6 6 India Krishnan 6 6 6
Sweden Hjertquist 1 1 3 India Krishnan 4 6 7 7
Paraguay González 3 2 6 5 7 United States Mayer 6 1 6 5
United States Krulevitz 6 6 2 7 United States Krulevitz 4 4 2
France Tulasne 6 3 4 4 United States Stockton 6 6 6
United States Stockton 4 6 6 6 United States Stockton 4 4 1
United States Wittus 5 6 6 1 3 7 United States Mayer 6 6 6
United States Buehning 7 3 4 6 6 United States Buehning 4 2 3
United States Hayes 4 2 2 7 United States Mayer 6 6 6
7 United States Mayer 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 6 6
Sweden Simonsson 2 2 2 3 Czechoslovakia Lendl 7 6 7
France Portes 2 3 1 United States Borowiak 6 1 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 6 3 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 3 6 6
South Africa Edwards 6 7 6 6 United States Vines 4 6 2 3
United States Fromm 3 6 7 4 South Africa Edwards 1 7 1 4
United States Vines 6 2 6 4 United States Vines 6 5 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 3 6 2 3 r 3 Czechoslovakia Lendl 3 4 6 6 4
Australia Ball 1 6 2 15 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 3 3 6
United States Arias 6 7 6 United States Arias 6 6 3 r
South Africa Tarr 0 1 7 1 United States Solomon 7 7 3
United States Solomon 6 6 6 6 United States Solomon 3 2 3
United States Brown 3 6 6 6 5 15 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Colombia Cortes 6 4 4 7 7 Colombia Cortes 6 0 1
United States Moor 6 3 0 6 2 15 United States Gerulaitis 7 6 6
15 United States Gerulaitis 4 6 6 3 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Australia McNamara 7 2 6 6
Australia Fitzgerald 6 6 3 3 11 Australia McNamara 6 6 5 6
United States Fishbach 2 4 2 United States Fleming 4 2 7 3
United States Fleming 6 6 6 11 Australia McNamara 6 3 4 2
United States Meyer 6 6 7 United States Manson 4 6 6 6
South Africa Mitton 3 4 6 United States Meyer 0 2 6 6 2
United States Manson 6 6 6 United States Manson 6 6 3 4 6
United States Saltz 0 0 2 United States Manson 6 7 6
Romania N?stase 6 3 4 6 3 5 Argentina Clerc 3 6 3
United States Purcell 3 6 6 3 6 United States Purcell 6 6 7
United Kingdom Smith 4 4 2 Israel Glickstein 4 4 5
Israel Glickstein 6 6 6 United States Purcell 3 6 6 4 3
Australia Alexander 4 6 6 4 5 Argentina Clerc 6 0 0 6 6
United States Wilkison 6 2 7 6 United States Wilkison 4 7 4 7 6
Australia Drewett 4 3 3 5 Argentina Clerc 6 5 6 5 7
5 Argentina Clerc 6 6 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Teltscher 6 6 6
United States Amaya 2 2 4 8 United States Teltscher 6 6 6
United States Saviano 2 7 1 4 United States Austin 2 2 2
United States Austin 6 6 6 6 8 United States Teltscher 6 6 6
France Moretton 6 3 4 7 6 India Amritraj 2 4 0
Puerto Rico Fernandez 3 6 6 6 3 France Moretton 5 3 4
India Amritraj 6 6 6 India Amritraj 7 6 6
United States Davis 3 4 2 8 United States Teltscher 6 6 5 1 6
Canada Cowan 5 4 2 16 United States Gottfried 4 0 7 6 3
United States McCain 7 6 6 United States McCain 3 6 6 1 2
United States Mayotte 6 6 6 6 United States Mayotte 6 3 4 6 6
United States Denton 3 4 7 3 United States Mayotte 2 3 7 6
United States Walts 7 6 6 2 6 16 United States Gottfried 6 6 6 7
United States Fagel 6 4 7 6 1 United States Walts 6 4 2
United States Van Patten 4 4 1 16 United States Gottfried 7 6 6
16 United States Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 South Africa Kriek 6 6 7
United States De Palmer 2 3 5 12 South Africa Kriek 4 6 6 6
United States Gurfein 2 2 7 2 United States Doyle 6 4 3 0
United States Doyle 6 6 5 6 12 South Africa Kriek 6 2 1 4
United States Freeman 6 5 6 United States Cahill 4 6 6 6
Zimbabwe Pattison 7 7 7 Zimbabwe Pattison 4 1 6
United States Cahill 6 6 6 United States Cahill 6 6 7
United States Meister 3 3 4 United States Cahill 3 3 1
United States Winitsky 6 3 2 4 United States Connors 6 6 6
Ecuador Gómez 7 6 6 Ecuador Gómez 6 6 6
New Zealand Lewis 7 7 6 New Zealand Lewis 4 3 3
United States Pfister 5 6 2 Ecuador Gómez 7 3 1 6 6
Chile Rebolledo 1 2 2 4 United States Connors 6 6 6 4 7
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ostoja 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ostoja 6 4 3
United Kingdom Lloyd 0 0 2 4 United States Connors 7 6 6
4 United States Connors 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6 6
United States Gitlin 3 7 0 4 6 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6 Mexico Ramírez 1 3 2
Zimbabwe Ismail 3 2 4 6 Argentina Vilas 7 4 7 6
Switzerland Stadler 6 7 5 6 Italy Panatta 6 6 5 4
Australia Docherty 4 5 7 2 Switzerland Stadler 5 3 1
Italy Panatta 7 4 6 6 Italy Panatta 7 6 6
United States Taygan 6 6 3 2 6 Argentina Vilas 4 2 613
United States Nichols 4 4 7 4 9 United States Tanner 6 6 715
Australia James 6 6 5 6 Australia James 4 7 5 6 0
Canada Segal 1 4 4 United States Mayotte 6 5 7 4 6
United States Mayotte 6 6 6 United States Mayotte 6 1 2
Australia Case 2 6 2 9 United States Tanner 7 6 6
United States Delaney 6 7 6 United States Delaney 6 1 4 1
United States Edwards 3 3 4 9 United States Tanner 4 6 6 6
9 United States Tanner 6 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 France Noah 6 6 5 4 6
United States Andrews 3 4 7 6 2 13 France Noah 6 6 4 7
United States Benson 6 0 6 1 4 United States Van Dillen 4 2 6 5
United States Van Dillen 4 6 4 6 6 13 France Noah 6 6 6
United States Waltke 7 6 1 4 7 United States Waltke 3 4 4
United States Stewart 6 4 6 6 5 United States Waltke 6 6 7
United States Giammalva 2 6 1 5 France Fritz 3 3 6
France Fritz 6 2 6 7 13 France Noah 77 4 3 3
Australia Carter 7 2 7 6 2 Sweden Borg 62 6 6 6
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 6 6 2 Australia Carter 4 6 1 6 6
United States Giammalva, Jr. 6 4 6 1 6 United States Giammalva, Jr. 6 2 6 4 0
Switzerland Günthardt 4 6 3 6 1 Australia Carter 2 2 2
Australia Dent 7 5 4 6 3 2 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
United States Stefanki 6 7 6 3 6 United States Stefanki 4 4 4
Switzerland Günthardt 2 2 0 2 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
2 Sweden Borg 6 6 6

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